The Book of Pearl

By Timothée de Fombelle

An ode to the power of storytelling by one of France’s greatest writers for children.

A compelling story of a first love that defines a lifetime; perfect for fans of David Levithan, told with the intricate and beautiful writing style of bestselling author Timothee de Fombelle. Joshua Pearl is from a world that our own no longer believes in. He knows that his great love is waiting for him in that distant place, but he is trapped in our time. As his memories begin to fade, he discovers strange objects, tiny fragments of a story from a long time ago. Can Joshua remember the past and believe in his own story before his love is lost for ever?

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406364620
  • Published: 02 Jun 2016
  • Price: £9.99
  • Size: 216 x 135 mm
  • Pages: 384

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'A compelling story of a first love that defines a lifetime.' The Bookseller

'This sweeping fairy tale of love and memory will bewitch readers' BookTrust

'Sophisticated tale' School Library Association

'“[…] quite simply, a stunning example of the power of quality storytelling that will entrance young adult readers. […]This is fiction – young adult or otherwise – at its best.”' Young Post

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